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Being Positive

ReachOut Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your own story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

Materialism is just a judgment

Here’s Madison’s story about taking a stand against materialism.


Here is Samantha’s story about gaining the courage to ask for help.

Heartbreak and the road back to sanity

This is a young woman’s story of healing from a sudden breakup, self-harm and thoughts of suicide.

When you get knocked down, get back up.

This is Kalee's story of how she discovered that healing is possible after experiencing sexual abuse and drug addiction.

Coping with stress

In this story, Marco explores how music and writing help him cope with his stress.


A poem by Shane about first impressions, accepting differences, and recognizing similarities in people.

Focus on who you are, not other people

Here is the story of a young woman who realized the importance of focusing on the good things in life after a bad breakup.

Missing her every day

This is a story about a young woman who is learning how to cope with the loss of her best friend.

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